SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH III
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The aim of the course and subsequent exam is for students to:
a) have acquired specific medical terminology
b) be familiar with the content of the NHS hand-outs and study aids
c) to have a good command of the English language
d) to be able to explain to a patient their condition, symptoms, give
advice, treatment options and prognosis.
English I and II passed.
Course contents summary
This year’s programme is based on a list of topics taken from the NHS
website where medical conditions and symptoms are explained to the
general public using texts and videos. The videos, where GPs and
specialists explain conditions, their symptoms and treatment options,
are an excellent way of improving listening skills.
The interactive educational material will be given by the teacher during the lessons.
The interactive lessons will be in English with the support of a motherlanguage
teacher. See the Contents section for further details.
Assessment methods and criteria
For the final exam, students are required to answer two questions which will be based on the hand-outs and study material provided. The written exam will last 45 minutes. The student will choose two out of three proposed questions. The questions deal with the explanation of a disease to the patient. In the final mark, english III weights for its credit number in three years (6 CFU).